Monday, December 30, 2013

The Big Ice Storm of 2013

One of the perks of working at a University is that I always get the days between Christmas and New Years off.  This year I had many plans for those days - spend time with family, visit with friends who don't live in Toronto, get a hair cut and pay some attention to my blog.

And then, December 21 came, and the ice storm with it. Our landlady came to our door at 10:30 p.m. to ask us to move our car - and we are so glad we did. The next morning we woke to no power AND a huge tree branch in our parking spot.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Netflix Snailed It! Turbo FAST begins streaming Dec. 24th (#TurboFAST #Review & #Giveaway)

As a huge fan of cartoons and of Netflix, I was excited and happy to learn that DreamWorks' Turbo FAST starts streaming on Dec. 24th.

The first-ever Netflix original series for kids, Turbo FAST is a high-octane ensemble comedy that amps everything up to the extreme as Turbo and his adrenaline-fueled crew go on daring new adventures, race on the coolest tracks, and take on the craziest challengers.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Songs from a Journey with a Parrot - Book & CD Review

One of my favourite things about growing up and having my child grow up in Toronto is the automatic exposure to a variety of different cultures different than our when we were asked if we would like to review songs from Brazil and Portugal from The Secret Mountain we jumped at the chance.

Songs from a Journey with a Parrot is a collection of lullabies and nursery rhymes from Brazil and Portugal that invites children on an authentic musical journey exploring the strong cultural ties that bind the two countries.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Cuddly Brobo and his Shine Force light up the night (#Review & #Giveaway)

It finally happened. My 22 month old figured out how to work something before I did.

Let me introduce you to Brobo - a huggable night-light Robot.

Brobo and his "Shine Force" plush toys are perfect for helping moms and dads with putting kids to bed. The Brobo line of huggable night lights comes in 5 different options. They were developed by Canadians Jeff Lai and Kim Blair.

We were recently sent Dog, and my daughter is in love. While she enjoys cuddling Dog, her favourite thing to do is activate his Shine Force that has three settings: a bright mode for adventures, a dim mode for sleepy-time, and auto-off after 5 minutes, for when your child falls asleep.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler a total package #PGmom

Unofficial P&Gdad Chris reviews the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler.

Before I begin, I have a rather embarrassing confession to make. Up until very recently – pretty much RIGHT before I wrote this – I had never used a razor blade to shave.

I am a 31-year-old man.

It took me until my late teens to consistently grow something resembling facial hair. Once that became a relatively dependable occurrence, I used an electric shaver, and kept using it. Shaving cream, aftershave, multiple blade razors – these items were as foreign to me as they would be to a caveman.

So when Sarah mentioned she was receiving a Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler, I thought this would be an ideal time to finally shave like a grown-ass man.